Being a goalkeeper is like being the guy in the military who makes the bombs - one mistake and everyone gets blown up.— Artur Boruc
Most Powerful Goalkeeper quotations
I don't want to be remembered as a good goalkeeper. I want to be remembered as a great person.
It's best being a striker. If you miss five then score the winner, you're a hero. The goalkeeper can play a blinder, then let one in… and he's a villain.
For a goalkeeper, there is no hiding place
I'm not the sort of person who poses in their underwear.
I hate the red carpet. I prefer the green grass. After the games the highlights show mostly the goals, scoring chances, assists. The spectator tends not to remember that as a goalkeeper I make difficult saves at great risk and start moves with my efforts.
As a goalkeeper you need to be good at organising the people in front of you and motivating them. You need to see what's going on and react to the threats. Just like a good manager in business.
Some goalkeepers are really sexy with their feet.
I have a little sexiness with my feet, but I don't like to bring it out.
I couldn't have been a great goalkeeper without power, agility and quickness.
I'm not on this earth to be a goalie.
I'm not here to stop somebody from accomplishing their goals. If you're not hurting anybody, I'm here to either assist or get out of the way
What a debut for the young goalkeeper, as a striker.
Top of my wish list is to play for a club that wants me to be their goalkeeper.
I've learned that winning isn't everything, and it's more about the journey.
But at the end of the day, I just want to stand on the podium with the gold medal.
How could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
If you forget you have to struggle for improvement you go backward.
Goalkeepers aren't born today until they're in their late twenties or thirties.
Ten years ago I also had a very difficult decision to make when we had (Carlo) Cudicini giving fantastic performances in Chelsea’s goal for many years. I had in my hands a 22-year-old goalkeeper I thought could be in Chelsea’s goals for years and years and years and this situation is quite similar.
I have never seen anything like that before.
He must have given his last three managers heart attacks. I like to see those sort of things - as long as they come from the other goalkeeper.
I played soccer all my life and I used to think growing up that they put the fat kid in goal or they put the kid that wasn't good with the ball at their feet in goal and I never wanted to do goalkeeper, I was always the goal scorer.
The qualities that one needs to be a good goalkeeper are exactly the same as to be a good sculptor. In both professions one should have a good relationship with time and space.
There have only been two world-class goalkeepers.
One was Lev Yashin, the other was the German boy who played for Manchester City.
It does not make a goalkeeper look good and, after it, I did not want to celebrate out of respect for him.
Manchester United could have any goalkeeper in the world.
I was a 23-year-old kid from New Jersey who, from an early age, had to cope with Tourettes Syndrome, a brain disorder that can trigger speech and facial tics, vocal outbursts and obsessive compulsive behavior.
In fact, my entire childhood consisted of looking at photographs in which the viewer sees the ball behind the line, looking through the goal net, and the poor goalkeeper in front of the net.
No athletes talk to themselves like tennis players.
Pitchers, golfers, goalkeepers, they mutter to themselves, but tennis players talk to themselves-and answer. Tennis players look like lunatics in a public square.
Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper. You can make a hundred brilliant saves but the only shot that people remember is the one that gets past you.
When I played in Holland, I always tried to lob the goalkeeper.
People used to say, 'Oh, you're always only trying to make a nice goal'. But I said, 'Listen, if the goalie is a little bit off his line, how much space do you have on his left or right?' It's not a lot. 'And how much space do you have above him?
Maybe Napoleon was wrong when he said we were a nation of shopkeepers.
.. Today England looked like a nation of goalkeepers.
Arsenal have a goalkeeper emergency at the moment. I'll gladly step in.
Goalkeepers aren't born today until they're in their late 20s or 30s and sometimes not even then. Or so it would appear. To me anyway. Don't you think the same?
He has been outstanding. [Manuel] Neuer is an extraordinary goalkeeper, who would deserve to win it.
Goalkeeping is like extreme sports sometimes - you have to let yourself go
Is it unprecedented for two goalkeepers employed in a match comprising seven goals to be the fixture's most competent protagonists?
Radio football is football reduced to its lowest common denominator.
Shorn of the game's aesthetic pleasures, or the comfort of a crowd that feels the same way as you, or the sense of security that you get when you see that your defenders and goalkeeper are more or less where they should be, all that is left is naked fear.
Senzo Meyiwa was just a young kid and was already becoming one of the best goalkeepers in Africa.
That's what goalkeeping is all about.
It's really having nothing to do at times, and then having to make sure you are concentrating and ready to make the save when called upon. Going in 1-0 down would have been a travesty.